Japanese female rapper to tour Vietnam
Japanese rapper Coma-chi will perform in Hanoi and Hoi An - Photo: Courtesy of organizers
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with CAMA, will bring Japanese rapper Coma-chi to Hanoi on Thursday and to Hoi An City on Saturday and Sunday as part of Hoi An-Japan Festival 2012, the center announced in a statement.
Coma-chi started in the music scene in 2003, building her reputation through performances in Tokyo and participation in MC Battles. She gained fame for her freestyle street rapping.
In 2006, she released her first solo album Day Before Blue, featuring solid rhyming, and a telling influence from 90s hip hop, the album commanded attention, and got it from the Japanese music charts in its first week of release.
One year later, her efforts were recognized by Blast Magazine, who listed her as one of the Ten Future Japanese Rappers to watch.
In July 2008, Coma-chi announced that she had signed a record deal with the Knife Edge/Pony Canyon label, and made her major debut in 2009 with the album Red Naked. This was followed up by Beauty or the Beast? in 2010, an album which drew plaudits for Coma-chi’s singing ability as well as her talent for spitting self-made rhymes.
In Hanoi, the show will be held at CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De Street at 8 p.m., marking her capital debut and the first chance for Hanoian hip hop fans to see the unique sounds of this talented, best-selling rap artist.
In Hanoi the ticket price is VND50,000 but is free for students.
In Hoi An City admittance is free with the show at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Hoai River Square, and at 8 p.m. on Sunday on streets near the Japanese Bridge.